Kathleen F Haynes

Nov 302017
 
 Posted by on November 30, 2017

The following items are for sale!

Sony surround sound entertainment speaker system, $10 $5

 

19″ Insignia TV/monitor w/multiple HDMI ports, $50 $40

U phono uf 0202, $20 $15

Benjamin Moore pigeon gray paint, 1 gallon, unopened, $10

I can bring items to campus.

Please contact Kit Haynes at k.haynes@hvcc.edu or 629-7690.

Oct 162017
 
 Posted by on October 16, 2017

During the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, voters in New York State will be asked if they wish to call a Constitutional Convention.

In preparation for this vote, Faculty Members Alan Joseph and Robert Whitaker present “The New York State 2017 Constitutional Convention Question,” an informative and educational talk on the New York State Constitutional Convention ballot question, from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the Multipurpose Room of the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

The presentation explores both the history of constitutional conventions in New York and past changes to the Constitution, as well as the process and function of a convention should the voters approve the measure this fall. It also examines arguments both for and against calling a convention. Audience questions will be welcome and light refreshments will be provided.

Sep 132017
 
 Posted by on September 13, 2017

The Giving Cup Competition

The Giving Cup is an annual competition among the academic and student services departments on campus to raise donations and awareness of the college’s food pantry (http://www.hvcc.edu/studentactivities/pantry.html).

Smaller departments are allowed to team together for a shot at the cup.

If you’d like to be involved, please contact Kit Haynes at 629-7690 or k.haynes@hvcc.edu.

To participate

  • Collect food donations within your department/organization
  • Tabulate your food items weekly and email Kit Haynes to receive credit (count each item in a box, for example a 6-pack of juices is worth 6 items)
  • Deliver items weekly to the Food Pantry in the Student Activities Office (CTR 210)

Get Ready…

Get Set…

Stock those shelves!

Aug 092017
 
 Posted by on August 9, 2017

Recently, many Troy residents have noticed leaf spots and early defoliation from trees in our region. These symptoms are caused by Tar Spot of Maple (rhytisma), a fungus which affects the leaves of specific species of Maple trees in our city and region. Tar Spot rarely causes lasting damage to the tree, but heavy infections may result in leaves dropping early.

The Mayor’s Office has developed a fact sheet with assistance from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County which outlines symptoms of the infection and what you can do to combat Tar Spot to prevent additional trees being infected in the future. We encourage you to share this flyer with your friends, family and neighbors.

For more information or additional resources on the Tar Spot of Maple, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at (518) 272-4210 or visit www.cce.cornell.edu.

Apr 242017
 
 Posted by on April 24, 2017

Organizers of the Albany March for Science recognized Dr. Donna Barron, an assistant professor in the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department, for her assistance with the April 22 event at the Capitol.

A member of the Albany March Committee, Barron participated in the “meet the scientist” event and felt the science activity tables at the march strengthened a connection between the local scientific community and all community members.

Donna teaches general, analytical, and biological chemistry at Hudson Valley Community College. Prior to joining the faculty more than 10 years ago, she worked in the local biotechnology industry. She uses her experiences in industry to prepare her students for the world they will encounter after college. Her research interests include the development of educational laboratory exercises using new and novel instrumentation.

Barron was one of seven members of the Albany March Committee to be profiled on the organization’s Facebook page.

Apr 032017
 
 Posted by on April 3, 2017

Four State University of New York scholars address the topic “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” during a rescheduled African-American History Month presentation on Tuesday, April 4, in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. The event, open free to the public, runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program, postponed from Feb. 9 when the college was closed due to a snow storm, honors the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

The SUNY scholar presentations focus mainly on minority progress, according to Tamu Chambers, event producer/director, who is a professor in the college’s History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department and an educator input liaison to Governor Cuomo’s Amistad Commission. President Matonak delivers welcome remarks.

Panelists are:
— Dr. Seth N. Asumah, a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Political Science professor and chair of the Africana Studies Department at SUNY Cortland, shares Dr. King’s vision of America and revisits King’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech and book, “Why We Can’t Wait.”
— Dr. Carlos Medina, vice chancellor and chief diversity officer in SUNY’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), presents The Power of SUNY’s Strategic Plan of Inclusion, including policies and practices to assist students, and remedies for greater inclusion.
— Dr. Ann Geisendorfer, chair of the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department at Hudson Valley Community College, and Dr. Mecke Nagel, a philosophy professor who directs the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies at SUNY Cortland, discuss recent police and criminal justice system reforms.

This African American History and Culture Edu-Drama is sponsored by Sisters In Cynch, a student club advised by Chambers that offers projects and programs that embrace diversity and inclusion, and the Student Senate at Hudson Valley Community College. Click here for a program flyer.

A brief reception featuring African American and Latino cuisine will follow the program. Please call (518) 629-7431 for more information.

Mar 272017
 
 Posted by on March 27, 2017

Four State University of New York scholars address the topic “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” during a rescheduled African-American History Month presentation on Tuesday, April 4, in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. The event, open free to the public, runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program, postponed from Feb. 9 when the college was closed due to a snow storm, honors the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

The SUNY scholar presentations focus mainly on minority progress, according to Tamu Chambers, event producer/director, who is a professor in the college’s History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department and an educator input liaison to Governor Cuomo’s Amistad Commission. President Matonak delivers welcome remarks.

Panelists are:
— Dr. Seth N. Asumah, a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Political Science professor and chair of the Africana Studies Department at SUNY Cortland, shares Dr. King’s vision of America and revisits King’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech and book, “Why We Can’t Wait.”
— Dr. Carlos Medina, vice chancellor and chief diversity officer in SUNY’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), presents The Power of SUNY’s Strategic Plan of Inclusion, including policies and practices to assist students, and remedies for greater inclusion.
— Dr. Ann Geisendorfer, chair of the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department at Hudson Valley Community College, and Dr. Mecke Nagel, a philosophy professor who directs the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies at SUNY Cortland, discuss recent police and criminal justice system reforms.

This African American History and Culture Edu-Drama is sponsored by Sisters In Cynch, a student club advised by Chambers that offers projects and programs that embrace diversity and inclusion, and the Student Senate at Hudson Valley Community College. Click here for a program flyer.

A brief reception featuring African American and Latino cuisine will follow the program. Please call (518) 629-7431 for more information.

Mar 012017
 
 Posted by on March 1, 2017

Matt Zembo, assistant professor in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, is leading a trip to Ireland from May 15 through 24, 2017 and invites all interested members of the campus community to take part.

Please click here for a day-by-day itinerary and estimated costs.

Professor Zembo also can be reached at m.zembo@hvcc.edu or 629-4995. His office hours in MRV 102 are 9:30-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, and 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays.

Sep 202016
 
 Posted by on September 20, 2016

The Giving Cup is an annual competition among the academic and student services departments on campus to raise donations and awareness of the college’s food pantry.

Once again we will allow smaller departments to team together for a shot at the cup. If you’d like to be involved, please contact Kit Haynes at 629-7690 or k.haynes@hvcc.edu.

To participate

Collect food donations within your department/organization
Tabulate your food items weekly and email Kit Haynes to receive credit for each item. (Count each item in a box;  for example, a 6-pack of juice is worth 6 credits.)

Deliver items weekly to the Food Pantry in the Student Activities Office (CTR 210).

Get Ready…

Get Set…

Stock those shelves!

Sep 062016
 
 Posted by on September 6, 2016

All are invited to the Oakwood Soul Cafe for an Indian-themed dinner on Monday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. A $3/person donation is suggested.

The Oakwood Soul Cafe is located at 313 10th St. in Troy. That’s the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Hoosick Street.

Mar 302016
 
 Posted by on March 30, 2016

Our colleague, an adjunct of two decades, Dr. Virginia Jonas Dersch passed away on March 28. She was the wife of Professor Daniel Polak of the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences department.

Virginia Jonas Dersch, Ph.D., of Cambridge, died at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home, 73 W. Main St., Cambridge.

Professor Polak would like to express his gratefulness to the Hudson Valley family for the friendship and support over the last 25 years.

Mar 092016
 
 Posted by on March 9, 2016

The Oakwood Community Center at 313 Tenth St. in Troy, is hosting its monthly Soul Café dinner featuring Irish Colcannon soul (1 veg and 1 meat), Irish soda breads (1 reg and 1GF/vegan), salads, and desserts.

These monthly dinners are a pay what you can event though a minimum of $3 is suggested.

For more information like them on Facebook  or visit them at http://www.oakwoodcommunitycenter.org/.

Feb 092016
 
 Posted by on February 9, 2016

INSPIRE 2016 is a student led community engagement conference to be held March 11-13, 2016 at Siena College in Loudonville. Students from all over the Northeast and across the country will participate in training and dialogue about community engagement and pedagogy through workshops, networking and presentations.

This conference will feature elective workshops blocks and tracks that will explore topics such as race relations, gender, LGBTQ, and the environment. This event is cosponsored by the Siena College Center for Academic Community Engagement and Montclair State University’s Bonner Program.

Want more information? Visit INSPIRE 2016 or join our Facebook page! In the coming weeks, additional information will be added to our website regarding registration, lodging, transportation, etc.

Ready to register today? Follow this link to access our registration page.

Dec 092015
 
 Posted by on December 9, 2015

INSPIRE 2016 is a student led community engagement conference to be held March 11-13, 2016 at Siena College in Loudonville. Students from all over the Northeast and across the country will participate in training and dialogue about community engagement and pedagogy through workshops, networking and presentations.

This conference will feature elective workshops blocks and tracks that will explore topics such as race relations, gender, LGBTQ, and the environment. This event is cosponsored by the Siena College Center for Academic Community Engagement and Montclair State University’s Bonner Program.

Want more information? Visit INSPIRE 2016 or join our Facebook page! In the coming weeks, additional information will be added to our website regarding registration, lodging, transportation, etc.

Ready to register today? Follow this link to access our registration page.

Oct 072015
 
 Posted by on October 7, 2015

The annual competition to raise donations and awareness of the College Food Pantry is underway between Academic and Student Services departments, as well as the Student Senate and Student Organizations.

The final day for donations is Friday, April 8, 2016 and the winner will be announced at the end of April.

To participate:

— Collect food donations within your department/organization
— Tabulate your food items weekly and e-mail Kit Haynes (k.haynes@hvcc.edu) to receive credit (count each item; for example a six-pack of juices is six items)
— Deliver items weekly to the College Food Pantry, located in the Student Activities Office (CTR 210)

For more information contact:

Kit Haynes
History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Department
MRV 107/629-7690
k.haynes@hvcc.edu

“For now I ask no more than the justice of eating.”
— Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and Noble Prize winner